It wasn't pretty, but Manning did enough for the Giants to win this one 17-6 in the rainy, windy conditions. Golden Tate led all receivers with 8 receptions for 122 yards.
The victory helped the Giants' postseason chances by hanging on to finish off Detroit.
The Giants drove 75 yards on their opening possession and scored on a 6-yard fade pass from Eli Manning to Sterling Shepard to go ahead 7-0.
Matt Prater got Detroit on the board with a 48-yard field-goal in the second quarter, but that score was soon cancelled out as long-time Chicago favourite Robbie Gould split the uprights from 47 yards to cap an 11-play drive featuring a number of clutch third-down conversions. Paul Perkins dominated the ground game with 11 carries for 56 yards.
Stafford is playing with an injured middle finger on his throwing hand, reportedly a dislocation that includes ligament damage.
Thankfully for the Packers, they found a running game with 226 rushing yards, led by Ty Montgomery's 162 yards on 16 carries. At first glance, it looked like Beckham bobbled the ball, but maybe caught it with his legs to secure a completion.
Vereen fumbled the ball as he crossed into the end zone, the ball being recovered by Cruz.
Stop us if you've heard this one before: Odell Beckham Jr. made a ridiculous one-handed touchdown catch for the Giants, and it made it look easy.
Detroit, which had been the comeback king this season, tried one last attempt to get his team in a position to win, but Stafford's pass from the Giants' 17-yard line intended for receiver AnquanBoldin, was picked off by cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was picked in the end zone, sealing the Giants' win. The Giants will have to wait for their celebration, which could possibly happen on Thursday with a win against the Eagles depending on other outcomes this weekend.